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Poster: RevJim Date: Sep 18, 2008 6:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let the hating begin again...

Jerry refused to do political shows, and I am disappointed that these guys are ignoring that rule, but, if it is a good show, what does it matter what the purpose is?

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Sep 18, 2008 7:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let the hating begin again...

Where does this idea of Garcia refusing to do political shows come from? It seems to me that the GD were activists in many different senses of the word. I'll grant that Garcia was probably a pretty lazy guy, and maybe apathetic towards a lot of aspects of society. But I don't think he was apolitical, and he certainly wasn't opposed to doing a show for a good cause.

But if someone points me to a quote of his about avoiding mixing politics with the music, I'll read it and think about it.

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Poster: RevJim Date: Sep 19, 2008 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let the hating begin again...

The Dead never played for or endorsed a political candidate from the Demopublican party. I think the first time this was done was in 2005 when they got together for the Nancy Pelosi Inaugeral Ball.

Yes, they were a political statement in themselves, and it was all about individual liberty and freedom of expression, and the spiritual existance of the human experience. Never did they support a candidate who stood for Big Brother Government.

I will stick to my statement that I don't really care for whatever the cause is, I would like to see Phil, Bobby, Mickey and Bill perform together.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Sep 18, 2008 8:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let the hating begin again...

2 quotes concerning politics...

"For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part."
Jerry Garcia

"Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil."
Jerry Garcia

couldn't find any directly related to not playing for political causes

It could be said that many of the benefit shows played over the yeears were semi political in nature...
IE...
benefit shows to raise bail money for Hells Angels who were "illegally detained"

S.N.A.C.K. (stands for Students Need Athletics, Culture and Kicks)to raise awareness of the "politically based" move to cut athletics and arts form public schools

and Jerry and Bob played the Bridge School Benefit in 1988 with proceeds going to a privat school that serves a population often ignore by public education because of the cost..might be a stretch, but there is political motivation behind most financial decisions concerning "public education"


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Poster: CardGunner Date: Sep 19, 2008 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let the hating begin again...

I was at the Bridge School Benefit. What a great acoustic event. Although I thought Billy Idol stole the show. Wish I still had the t-shirt from there or better yet the recording. Tracy Chapman was there and Neil Lufgreen?

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Sep 18, 2008 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let the hating begin again...

Jerry's dead my man. So the boys can do whatever they want!

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Poster: patourkid Date: Sep 18, 2008 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let the hating begin again...

I will be sitting in front of my comp hitting the refresh button till my finger is SORE trying to get tix!!! I could give a shit less what the reason is they are getting together.......I JUST WANT TO BOOGIE!!!!!!

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